In today’s society, everyone is looking to become thinner, healthier, better looking, it is seldom that people are content with how they look. However now, the people are more aware of the importance of health not just the exterior look. The health food market has got wind of this and have placed so much choice on the shelves from health drinks, protein bars and healthy snacks to replace the crisps and chocolate bars we all love. There is a great book on the market called The Abs Diet book written by David Zinczenko, it comes highly recommended if you want that healthy feel and look. David describes the 12 ab friendly food groups and which snacks go well with them rather than the typical book that talks about the amount of calories per day to have. You will find hundreds of different recipes coupled with explanations of what different foods do to you. Dieting should not be all about making yourself stave, it should be about being sensible and putting the correct foods in your body.
Healthy Snack Foods
Popcorn is a great snack and very healthy, but don’t go making a mistake and applying immense amounts of salt and butter on them as you will defeat the object. It is healthy because it has a lot of fiber and hardly any calories. There are different types of popcorn so beware, the most recommended type is the air popped corn and be very careful with microwave popcorn, check the labels and look out for fats and sodium. Almonds and Additional Nuts
Almonds and Additional Nuts have the same saying about them now as the phrase an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The best thing in nuts is the monosaturated fat, this will in fact give a great helping hand to clearing up clogged arteries. They are rather filling because they contain Vitamin E, fiber and magnesium, so even after a couple of handfuls you will feel satisfied. Another great thing about nuts is the vitamin E mentioned, it is an antioxidant which means it has the capability of helping you to battle cancer, asthma and osteoporosis.
Sunflower seeds are similar to nuts and will provide the same goodness as long as you eat the ones that are low down on salt content. Here is one you probably didn’t know about, Peanut butter. It will fill you up rapidly and again does the same thing as regular nuts and sunflower seeds. Some that you will know about is fruit, crackers and smoothies.